Trading volumes were thin on the New York Stock Exchange ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday and an early close on Friday. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European shares slipped after two days of gains on Wednesday, led by the Dax, which was hit by a bounce in the euro as well as deadlock in attempts to(...)

While Hypo Real Estate agreed to sell Depfa as part of a restructuring plan under its own bailout during the financial crisis, the German government scrapped the sale in 2014, and transferred the business to a state-owned bad bank FMS Wertmanagement (FMS-WM). Photograph: Getty Images

German authorities are considering a second attempt at selling Depfa Bank, the Dublin-based lender which nearly collapsed in September 2008, according(...)

Europe’s commitment to the Paris accord on climate change reaches a critical point on Friday with negotiations between member states on the EU’s ‘cornerstone measures’

The Government has been accused of availing of a series of “concessions and loopholes” which will allow Ireland to reduce its commitments to curbing c(...)

Kerry’s shares  reached an all-time high of €84.57 on Friday, before pulling back on Monday as investors eyed the company’s first presentation to analysts on Wednesday under new chief executive Edmond Scanlon. Photograph: Dara MacDonaill

European shares advanced on Monday, with Germany’s Dax index reaching an all-time high and Spain’s Ibex buoyed as concerns over Catalonia eased follow(...)

Air Berlin said on Tuesday that about 200 of its 1,500 pilots had called in sick. Photographer:  Bloomberg

Air Berlin said it had received several bids from interested parties on Friday, as the race to acquire the most desirable assets of the insolvent Germ(...)

An art installation called ‘Soften the Border’ by artist Rita Duffy on the Border between Belcoo in Co Fermanagh and Blacklion in Co Cavan. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Speculation began to mount early this week on what we could expect from the British government when it released its first position paper on the custom(...)

Air Berlin filed for bankruptcy protection after key shareholder Etihad Airways withdrew funding following years of losses. Photograph: Axel Schmidt/Reuters

Berlin has dismissed as “absurd” Ryanair claims that its €150 million bridging loan to the insolvent Air Berlin is a “conspiracy” to distort the marke(...)

German carrier Air Berlin aircraft are pictured at Tegel airport in Berlin, Germany. Photograph: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters

Ryanair has claimed to EU competition regulators that there is a conspiracy between the German government and Lufthansa to carve up insolvent Air Berl(...)

Jürgen Resch, head of the DUH environmental group

Germany’s much-hyped “diesel summit” has done little to clear the noxious air between the country’s auto industry, politicians and motorists. Opposit(...)

A file image of German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble, who said Turkey reminded him of the former East Germany, speaking with chancellor Angela Merkel in the Bundestag. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

Germany said on Friday it was reviewing applications for arms projects from Turkey, accusing its Nato ally of ramping up covert operations as an atte(...)

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